Chad Gerrety stepped into the role of Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs in October of 2013 in the Western Carolina University Athletic Department.
Prior to coming to Western Carolina, Gerrety spent the past seven seasons as General Manager of the Akron ISP/IMG Sports Network at the University of Akron. He was responsible for the multi-media rights of the Akron Zips. During his tenure with Akron, he oversaw corporate sponsorship sales that more than tripled, reaching an all-time high during the 2012-13 season. Gerrety produced the Terry Bowden and Keith Dambrot Television Show, a broadcast which aired throughout the country on SportsTime Ohio. He also oversaw the Akron IMG Sports Radio Network, expanding the reach of Zips broadcast throughout Northeast Ohio. During his tenure, Gerrety also managed the sponsorship of a new 61 million dollar on campus football stadium. Gerrety won the 2010 ISPY Chairman Cup award for top GM. He also managed the corporate sponsorship program for the men's soccer team which earned the NCAA Division I National Championship in 2010.
Prior to Akron, Gerrety was at Weber State University. He was hired in 1995 as Director of Athletic Marketing and Promotions. During the summer of 2000, he was promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing, Promotions and Community Relations. Gerrety oversaw corporate sponsorship, marketing and promotions for all 15 Division I sports programs. He was also responsible for all ticket sales. Weber State men's basketball led the Big Sky Conference in attendance for eight seasons during his time at WSU. In 2005, Weber State set an all-time single game attendance record at their home opener, with over 17,000 fans in attendance. Gerrety was also involved in several facility improvements to Stewart Stadium including a new Sky-Box/Press Box facility in 2001. He also served on several search committees including the 2005 Athletic Director Search and 2004 Head Football Coaching Search.
Prior to Weber State, he served as a Graduate Assistant in the Athletic Department at East Tennessee State University, earning his masters degree in 1995. As a student at Bowling Green State University, he was a student assistant in the athletic marketing department. He also interned for the Toledo Mud Hens during the summer of 1992.
Gerrety is originally for Erie, Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Kristin, are the parents of a daughter, Payton (11) and a son, Tanner (8).